What if the 2010 MP doesn't have optical drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by J the Ninja, Jun 13, 2010.

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So, no more optical drive bays

  1. Sweet! Sleds for all 6 drives now! External burners are cheap enough.

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  2. WTF????!!! RAGE! Apple is really abandoning pros for iCrap now!

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  3. What was so hard about putting HDDs in the old optical bays?

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  4. Why couldn't they have just used an extra SATA chipset for 6 drives AND optical drives?

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  1. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    #1
    Hypothetical scenario:

    SWEET! After a zillion Tuesdays of woe, the 2010 Mac Pro has arrived at last! With 12 RAM slots and 12 cores, and a shiny new case, it is all you ever wanted. Except, SUPRISE! Buttsec- No optical drives! Now what? (The answer to D, of course, is that they are Apple and never use add-on chipsets for anything but Firewire)
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    The Mac Pro is a huge machine. I don't think that it belongs on small laptops but there is no excuse for them not being on the Mac Pro.
     
  3. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    LOL... iTunes download store perhaps? You can download everything else from there.. why not the OS too?
     
  4. MrBrekke macrumors 6502

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    I would be happy More HDD's :D External burners are cheep as chips anyway.

    I would be happy if they ever release a new Mac Pro..... the wait have been long.
     
  5. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Well, I expect this to start with the laptops and then the iMac - the Mac Pro should be the last machine that doesn't have an optical drive anymore. At least with the Mac Pro you should be able to have everything in one box, without the very Apple-like clutter of adaptors and externals hanging from every machine.
     
  6. Spacedust macrumors 6502a

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    Buy Apple external BluRay drive for only $299 connected via "Apple's MiniHD" link :)
     

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